Issue 17 - Income Tax Reform
On November 5, 2013, Gahanna residents will be asked to vote to increase the City's income tax rate from 1.5 to 2.5%. This tax rate has not changed since 1977. City Council has approved legislation to change the income tax credit from 83.3 to 100% (up to 2.5%) for residents who live in Gahanna and work in another city. The credit change will only go into effect if the tax measure passes.
• If you are retired, collecting social security, unemployed, on active duty or disability, your tax exempt status will NOT
• If you do not work in Gahanna, YOUR TAXES MAY NOT INCREASE
if the issue passes.
• More than 70% of Gahanna's income tax comes from all people WHO WORK IN GAHANNA
• Approximately 56% of Gahanna residents will see their income taxes DECREASE
or STAY THE SAME
due to the change in credit.
• If you LIVE AND WORK
in the City of Gahanna, you will see a 1% increase in your taxes if the issue passes. Click here
on the Income Tax Calculator to determine how your take home pay will be impacted.
If it Passes...
• The City will restore sustainable service levels to the community such as street repair and maintenance, parks maintenance and community events.
• Passage of this issue will maintain and protect current service levels of police protection, snow removal, recreational programs and investment for job growth and attraction.
• The City will make investments in our community such as building new roads, completing our trail system, and replacing the Gahanna Swimming Pool.
If it Fails...
• Reductions will be made in all areas of service including police, parks maintenance, recreational programs, street maintenance and economic development efforts.
• The City will have to close public facilities including the Gahanna Senior Center, Ohio Herb Education Center and the Gahanna Swimming Pool.
• The City will delay investing in priority capital improvement projects such as building new roads, completing the trail system and replacing the swimming pool.
to view the list of proposed reductions.
We have prepared a list of FAQ's to assist with answering some of the questions you may have concerning the Income Tax Reform proposal, click here
for more information.
If you have additional questions about the Income Tax Reform Proposal, please call the Mayor's office at 614.342.4045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This web page was created to house all information related to the income tax reform. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Brandi Braun at email@example.com
or 342.4045. You may also email the mayor at firstname.lastname@example.org
or City Council members at email@example.com
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